How to apply for exchange studies at Umeå Academy of Fine
Note that nomination- and application instructions for
exchange studies in the fall semester 2019 will be sent out to our
partner schools when the nomination and application opens on the
1st of March.
Step 1. Nomination and selection of courses
In order to apply to us there must be an exisiting
partner agreement between us and your home university. If there is
such an agreement you have to let your International Coordinator
know that you want to apply so that he/she can nominate you for the
exchange studies. After you have been nominated by your Coordinator
you will receive an e-mail with application instructions.
Please note that the e-mail may occasionally be caught in the
Nomination deadline for the fall semester 2019: April
Application deadline (as for courses) for the fall semester
2019: April 15
Note that we need to have your work samples no later than
For more information regarding the courses and link to Umeå
University's online course catalogue see here Note that the courses for
fall semester 2019 will only be published when the application
opens on the 1st of March.
With us all our students are registered at certain programme
courses each semester so depending on which year of studies you are
in we will advise you to apply to the courses offered the semester
of studies you are in at the time of your exchange period with us.
These courses are mandatory and it is expected that you participate
in all of them. By following and passing the courses you will earn
30 ECTS credits. On top of that you have the option to participate
in a number of workshops offered to all students. These will not
give you any extra credits but hopefully provide you with new
skills plus you can always ask the teacher or professor holdig the
workshop to certify that you have participated in his/her workshop.
On top of the 30 credits you take with us you have the possibility
to apply for and be accepted to another 15 credits of courses
offered by some other department within Umeå University.
Step 2. Work samples, motivation letter and CV
In addition to applying according to the
instructions sent to you and your selection of courses, you have to
send your digital portfolio to us. This application should include
approximtely 5 work samples, a motivation letter and your CV.
Send your application to
firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than
April 1 for the fall semester 2019.
After the deadline our professors will go through the incoming
applications and decide who they want to offer a place. As soon as
they have decided that you will be notified about the result. Our
professors base their decision on the artistic quality of the
portfolio and on the student's qualification and motivation. In
addition, we also have to adjust to the total number of students at
the school as we only have a certain number of studio places to
offer our students.
For questions regarding selection of courses, or any other
questions you may have, you are welcome to contact us on